Phone number: (330) 676-8620
Secretary: Dena Campbell
6th Grade School Counselor: Kandice Lorduy
This is Ms. Kandice Lorduy’s first year as a School Counselor at Stanton Middle School. She received her Master of Art Education in School Counseling from Malone University in 2014 and her Bachelor’s of Art in History from American Military University in 2011.
7th Grade School Counselor: Ann Cottrill
Mrs. Ann Cottrill has been working as a School Counselor at Stanton Middle School for two years. She is a two-time graduate of Kent State University where she received her Master of Education degree in School Counseling in 2017, and her Bachelor of Science in Integrated Social Studies Education in 2013
8th Grade School Counselor: Jason Goshe
Mr. Jason Goshe has been working as a School Counselor at Stanton Middle School since 2006. He received his Master of Science in Education and School Counseling from the University of Dayton in 2005, and holds an Bachelor’s Degree in Middle Grades Education from Ashland University that he achieved in 1998. Jason is the current Pk-8 Counseling Department Chair.
Why middle school counselors?
Middle school students are characterized by rapid physical growth, curiosity about their world and an emerging self-identity. Through a comprehensive and developmentally appropriate school-counseling program, school counselors work as a team member with school staff, parents, other counselors, and the community to create a caring, supportive climate and atmosphere whereby young adolescents can achieve academic success. Middle school counselors enhance the learning process and promote academic achievement. School counseling programs are essential for students to achieve optimal personal growth, acquire positive social skills and values, set appropriate career goals and realize full academic potential to become productive, contributing members of the world community. The professional middle school counselor holds a master’s degree and required state certification in school counseling.
Middle school counselors help with…
Academic skills support & planning
Organizational, study & test-taking skills
Education in understanding self & others
Development of understanding strengths & weaknesses
6 District Compact exposure and introductory education
504 management and implementation
Coping strategies and Stress management
Managing and coping with family issues
Peer and friend relationships & effective social skills
Communication, problem-solving, decision-making
Career awareness, exploration & planning
Substance abuse education
Multicultural & diversity awareness
Goal-setting & decision-making
Transitions between buildings and in life
Feelings recognition and management
Mental health support and instruction
Coordination of district-wide Red Flags protocol
Middle school counselors provide…
Individual & small group counseling
Individual/family/school crisis intervention
Peer mediation facilitation
Consultation/collaboration/communication with all stakeholders
Referrals to outside agencies or counselors
Academic support and scheduling of classes
Social/emotional support for students and staff
How Can A Student See the School Counselor?
- Bring a self-referral note to the counselors’ office or give it to a teacher.
- Have a parent call the counselors’ office.
- Stop by the counselors’ office to set up an appointment.
Who May Refer a Student to the School Counselor?
- Teachers/ Support Staff
- Self-referred or friend-referred
How Can a Parent Contact the School Counselor?
The counseling staff often has meetings and classroom lessons to tend to in addition to student needs, so if you would like to speak in person, please call the counselors’ office and set up an appointment. You can also call your student’s counselor and discuss any concerns if you would prefer to talk on the phone, or send a note to your child’s homeroom teacher, or directly to the counseling office.